Townwide Yard Sale
Townsend will be hosting a townwide yard sale on Saturday, May 11.
The community event will involve multiple yard sales at various houses throughout town. Those looking to find where all the sales are going to be can purchase a map detailing all of the locations for $3 at the Townsend Common on the day of the event from 7 a.m. to noon. Those planning to hold sales the day of the event can have their addresses put on the map for $20. Proceeds of the sales benefit repairs to Kid’s Kountry Playground on Turnpike Road.
For more information, email Karen Clement at firstname.lastname@example.org .
-- JON WINKLER
Emerson Hospital 5k for cancer
Registration is still open for Emerson Hospital’s annual 5K Run/Walk for Cancer on May 18 at NARA Park in Acton.
The event features a timed run and walk and a one-mile run for children, along with food, games, giveaways and more. Proceeds from the 5K will go to therapeutic complementary services for cancer patients at Emerson Hospital, including nutrition education, massage, acupuncture and transportation services. The event will also showcase the Emerson Run/Walk for Cancer Tribute Wall, displaying messages that honor and support those whose lives were impacted by cancer.
Those who register for the event by May 10 can save $5. Visit emersonhospital.org/5k for more information.
-- JON WINKLER
1A Auto donates to NMRHS field
1A Auto donated $150,000 to the North Middlesex Regional High School’s upcoming synthetic turf field.
In a press release, the auto parts store announced the donation to the school’s athletic field that is still under construction. The school, which serves the communities of Townsend, Pepperell and Ashby, is also the alma matter of 1A’s founders Mike and Rick Green.
“Making this type of contribution to the North Middlesex Regional High School field turf, I believe will make a profound positive impact on our youth activities for a generation,” Mike Green said.
“A new field will project a positive image of our community that everyone can be proud of,” Rick Green said. “Most of all, I’m pleased that the success of our employees and our core values allows us to give back in such a big way.”
Brad Morgan, superintendent of the North Middlesex Regional School District, said the turf field is expected to be completed in mid-May at a cost of $726,000. Morgan said the school has taken out a 10-year lease agreement to cover the cost, which is separate from the school’s annual budget.
-- JON WINKLER
Dog licenses needed in Pelham
PELHAM -- There are still 609 unlicensed dogs in town and owners must get licenses before fines are assessed in June, according to the Police Department.
Owners of dogs four months and older are required to license their dog by April 30 each year. They must present a valid rabies certificate and spay/neuter certificate if applicable at the time of licensing. A late fee of $1 per month will be charged beginning June 1 for any unlicensed dog. Those still unlicensed after June 20 will be assessed a civil forfeiture fine of $25.
Dog license fees are $9 for unaltered males and females or $6.50 for neutered or spayed dogs and puppies up to 7 months old. There is a $2 senior citizen discount for the first dog only, and a $20 group rate for five or more dogs.
Licenses can be obtained at the town hall or online at https://www.eb2gov.com/eb2gov.dll /TownLaunchtowncode=652.
-- ALANA MELANSON